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Welcome to 2020 VT WIN’ners!

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and found some time to relax with family and friends. We're kicking off the new year with a move from our listserv to this newsletter format as well as Eventbrite for event signups to help us keep organized as we grow. We're excited to announce our first event featuring Kathleen Burns-Kingsbury and hope to see you there!

Janice, Laury and Louisa 
VT WIN January Meeting featuring Kathleen Burns-Kingsbury, Author of Breaking Money Silence
 
Coming up month, you won’t want to miss our next VT WIN Meeting on January 23, 2019 from 5:15 pm to 7:00pm at SunCommon in Waterbury.  We’re excited to have VT WIN member Kathleen Burns Kingsbury tell “her story” and talk about the Economic Power of Women and You.  Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, is the author of several books including her latest, Breaking Money Silence®: How to Shatter Money Talk Taboos, Talk More Openly about Finance, and Live a Richer Life, and you’ll hear Kathleen tell the story behind her work and why she is passionate about women embracing their economic power.  We hope that you’ll take away with some greater insight into your own money mindset and how it can impact your financial and investment decisions. And, we’ll be sure to leave time for “open topic” discussion – meaning let’s talk about what’s on your mind related to investing. 
 
The Agenda is as follows:
5:15 Arrive and networking
5:30 WIN intro, short introductions
5:40 Kathleen Burns-Kingsbury – Her Story and Q&A
6:45 Open Topics
7:00 Wrap up
 
The meeting is free and open to women interested in learning more about how they can invest with their values. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact  janice@flexiblecapitalfund.com

 
We ask that people register ahead of time for planning purposes.
 
Register Here
Upcoming VT WIN Events
Our next NNE WIN Webinar will be on “Investing Without Waiting for Exits” with discussion and Q&A post webinar.  We’ll join with our New England WIN groups on February 4, 2020 via Zoom link.  The vast majority of angel investment structures today rely on the portfolio company's exit (or sale) for investor returns.  Join us to hear about alternatives that break out of this paradigm with structures for investing that include revenue-, dividend-, and royalty-based structures used around the world today.  These approaches have the potential to make sound investment opportunities out of ventures that were previously considered "un-investable."  Webinar Speaker: Luni Libes, Investor's Circle, Fledge.  Plan to arrive at 5pm for networking, the webinar begins at 5:30pm and we’ll go until 7pm or so.  VT WIN participants will gather at the conference room at the Flexible Capital Fund’s office, 3 Pitkin Court, Suite 301E, Montpelier, VT and watch the webinar together. 
 
Please RSVP Here
Our February meeting will be on February 20, 2020 from 5:15 – 7:00pm, and will include VT WIN co-founder, Laury Saligman, discussing ways for new accredited investors to take their first steps towards investing.  She will highlight some of the networks and learn-by-doing funds, such as Next Wave Impact Fund, Golden Seeds, and Pipeline Angels that provide support and team approach for investing in high quality, women-led companies that are making a positive impact.  And, as always, we’ll leave time for open topics about what’s on your mind related to impact investing and investing in women owned businesses.  Location is yet to be determined, but will be in central Vermont.  
 
Please RSVP Here
Other Events and Links of Interest
37 Angels Online Bootcamp for Women, 8 week online course in angel investing beginning January 13, 2020, click Here to learn more.  To learn more about 37 Angels, visit http://www.37angels.com/.

Sallie Calhoun - 39th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures - We thought you might enjoy listening to Sallie Calhoun, deliver one of the 39th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on Sunday October 27, 2019. Sallie Calhoun owns and manages Paicines Ranch, a 7600-acre ranch in central California. She is also an impact investor, activist, and philanthropic funder in regenerative agriculture. Her work focuses on improving the health of agricultural soils, sequestering carbon in the soil to mitigate climate change, and creating thriving communities of people committed to this work. She is the founder of the No Regrets Initiative, which seeks to use a wide variety of forms of capital—human, natural, investment, and philanthropic—to affect change in the agricultural system. In her Schumacher Lecture, she describes this #noregrets approach to decision-making in the face of climate change.  To watch Sallie’s video, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLaPTey7IeU&feature=youtu.be.
About Us
The Vermont Women’s Investor Network (WIN) is a new initiative that supports female investors and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vermont. Our long-term goals include pooling skills, expertise, and capital to help close the gender gap in funding; supporting local businesses; creating positive environmental and social impact; and generating positive financial return.
 
VT WIN STEERING COMMITTEE
Laury Saligman, laury@vernalventures.org
Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund: janice@flexiblecapitalfund.com
Louisa Schibli, Milk Money VT: Louisa@milkmoneyvt.com

Disclaimer:  The Vermont Women’s Investors Network (VT WIN) is not for solicitation of professional services.  VT WIN is not an investment advisor, financial advisor, broker/dealer or other type of advisor or fiduciary.   VT WIN is not affiliated with the companies attending VT WIN meetings, and does not endorse, effectuate investment in or recommend the securities of any of the companies attending.
 
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